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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Enable Offline Use of the Latest Version of Google Drive

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Don't let a slow connection stop you from using Google Drive.

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Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta | TechCrunch

Google Launches Guest Mode For Chrome Beta | TechCrunch | Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
Google is launching a new feature in the Chrome beta channel for Windows, Mac and Linux today that will make it easier -- and safer -- to let others use your..
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Finally, Google has created a new feature on the Chrome beta channel to allow guests to use your device without compromising your personal data.

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British Pathé releases 85,000 films on YouTube

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Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. This unprecedented release of vintage news reports and cinema...
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Great history resources now available on YouTube. History nerds rejoice!

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10 Innovative EdTech Programs Happening In Schools - Edudemic

10 Innovative EdTech Programs Happening In Schools - Edudemic | Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
This year marked the third year of the $200,000 Follett Challenge, which encourages K-12 schools around the US to share their innovative programs that have been put in place to prepare our modern students for the demands of the 21st century.Recently, the 4 semifinalists plus the “People’s Choice” winners —were announced. We thought that their programs were …
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Innovations in EdTech that will inspire you.

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Hour of Code | Tynker

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Tynker makes it fun and easy to learn computer programming. Get started today with Tynker's easy-to-learn, visual programming course designed for young learners in 4th through 8th grades.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Padlet Streams - A Simple Way to Create a Group Blog

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by Richard Byrne

 

Padlet (formerly known as Wallwisher) is one of my favorite tools to use to have students quickly share ideas, questions, and multimedia notes on one page. Until today all of the notes that were added to a Padlet page appeared wherever a visitor double clicked. You can still use that free form format, but now you can also use a chronological format that Padlet is calling "streams."  Streams places all notes into a chronological order based on the timestamp of when each note is written.

 


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EdTech Solutions - Teaching Every Student: Reaching the Quiet Ones

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Traditional class participation strategies punish introverted students. How can we better engage ALL of our learners in meaningful ways?

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Doctopus Is Now Easier to Use Than Ever Before - Automate Workflow in Google Drive

Free Technology for Teachers: Doctopus Is Now Easier to Use Than Ever Before - Automate Workflow in Google Drive | Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
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I learned about #Doctopus from @DanMcDowell at #SDCUE. Now it's even better!

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4 Big EdTech Trends Spotted At BETT 2014 - Edudemic

4 Big EdTech Trends Spotted At BETT 2014 - Edudemic | Web 2.0 | Scoop.it
This years’ BETT show (British Education and Training Technology - the UK equivalent of ISTE or TCEA) presented a dizzying range speakers and exhibitors, and it was set against some interesting changes in UK education… To name a few, the national curriculum now includes coding, schools should now be teaching character, or ‘grit’ alongside subjects, …
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EdTech trends for 2014. How many are you using?

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Online Discussion Tips.

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The online discussion board has received differing reviews. Many believe it is a place that students simply write mini-papers, with little to no feedback. Others believe that it is a true learning ...
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Great graphic on best practices for online discussions.

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Video Tools ~ Extreme Social Media

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For the hardcore do-it-yourself-ers, here are a few resources. Keep in
mind that this is a deep subject, and there are lots of ways to create
video, but these are options I have found really effective over the years.

Some of these tools are free. Some of them cost money. Most of the
options that do cost money have full free trials. I urge you to test for
yourself what works best for you and your audience and go from there.

http://www.prezi.com 
Really cool presentation platform. Looks a
little bit like kinetic typography.

http://www.screencastomatic.com
Free Windows or Mac screen
recording tool with no install for free.

http://www.techsmith.com/camtasia ;
Camtasias website. A bit pricy,
but an awesome screen recording program. Not to mention you can
get a full 30 day trial for free. I use this every time I need to do a
screen recording. Especially because if I screw up I can go back and
edit it within Camtasia.

http://camstudio.org/
This software is great because it’s free, but
there is no editing software built into it, and it makes giant files.
I am not a fan of this software, but it’s free so I wanted to mention it.

http://www.jing.com
This is a free screen recording software provided
by Tech Smith. The free version has a time limitation though.

http://www.audacity.sourceforge.net/
Free audio recording program.
You can also edit your audio within this program too. I use this any
time I am not doing a screen recording.

http://www.pamela.biz/en/ ;
Pamela Basic and Pamela Call Recorder
both allow you to record a Skype call up to 15 minutes. This can be
any type of Skype audio call. In Pamela Call Recorder this limitation
can be removed by purchasing a license key. Basic users can
upgrade to Pro to benefit from unlimited recording. If you want to
record Skype video download Pamela Professional which supports
video. The cost for a license key is about $30.00. But you also get a
free trial.

http://www.xtranormal.com
Easy site to create videos. If you have
ever seen the Gieco commercials, this is the tool they use. I have
toyed around with this, but I haven’t used it in any of my own
marketing because I’d rather do my own voice work. But it’s still pretty
cool.

http://animoto.com 
A great site to create simple slideshow videos
(Affiliate Link) There is a free version of Animoto too.

http://www.youtube.com/create
YouTube Platforms
Well not exactly YouTubes video creator platforms, but there are quite a few ways
videos can be made through http://www.screencastomatic.com

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Symbaloos - Collection of recommended resources for early learning to grade 8

A Geek's Paradise! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. 

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